BLOCKLORDS has assets available on both the Immutable X, and Polygon (MATIC) chains, and we understand that all this terminology can be a bit overwhelming and confusing, so we are going to break it down for you, but first, what are they?
What are Polygon (MATIC) and Immutable X?
Both Immutable X and Polygon are web3 networks, but they have their differences
What is the Polygon (MATIC) chain?
Polygon is a Layer 2 scaling solution, (of which there are different types but Polygon itself is a sidechain) which runs alongside the main Ethereum chain to help facilitate faster and cheaper transactions, whilst maintaining Ethereum-grade security. Polygon can run on Ethereum thanks to it using the same smart contract technology - the Ethereum Virtual Machine. We say that chains that utilise the Ethereum Virtual Machine, are EVM compatible, or EVM chains.
What is Immutable X?
Immutable X is another Layer 2 chain which is EVM compatible, that sits on top of Ethereum, and allows for gasless minting of in-game assets, so they can be exchanged on the open market and greater liquidity, and cheaper and faster transactions.
You can use any EVM-compatible wallet to access EVM chains, such as TrustWallet and MetaMask. Having said this, Immutable X does have its own UI but connects to MetaMask, find out how to transfer assets between ETH and IMX from MetaMask in our guide.
What's the difference between Immutable X and Polygon (MATIC)?
The biggest difference for a user coming to the BLOCKLORDS website will be that Layer 2 chains such as IMX do not take gas fees when doing transactions. Moreover, Polygon Network, whilst being a layer 2, is a sidechain that runs alongside Ethereum, rather than sitting atop the network, like Immutable X. Hence why when you switch networks, you will be notified to switch from Polygon to Ethereum, and not Polygon to Immutable X.
Switching from Immutable X to Polygon (MATIC)
Before switching chains it is important you understand that Polygon and IMX have different user connections and why switching between the two might cause stress upon first interaction. Do not worry, the process is rather straightforward! On the BLOCKLORDS website we are trying to make the switch from one chain to another as seamless as possible.
Head over to your Account Area on the BLOCKLORDS site, and slide your mouse over to your wallet address, to reveal your balances.
Under the balance you will see 2 Logos, the Polygon and the immutable X logo. Whichever logo is selected (in gold) is the chain you are currently connected to, and to switch, just click the other one!
Here we are switching from Immutable X to Polygon, and then back
Connected to Immutable X